Favorite thing: Definitely NOT my favorite thing - you'll always find vendors on the beach, selling woven baskets, wood carvings, jewelry, and more. They approach people and ask them to look at their wares, which can get old pretty fast. However, I have more respect for people trying to sell you something than for the panhandlers I encounter in my own city, asking for handouts for nothing. If you’re not interested, be firm about it right from the start and don’t waver, and they’ll move on. On the other hand, if you like to shop and want some souvenirs, have fun.
Some people may call this a tourist trap. I guess it depends on how you look at it. Some vendors were annoying and rude, others pleasant and funny. At first we thought that the vendors we okay but after a whole week of them, the novelty wore off. It got to a point that you could not enjoy the beach without being hassled.
We did buy a nice blanet that we use to wrap ourselves into when watching t.v.
Don't let them fool you into believing that they are poor. Some offer to watch after the nieghbor's kids so they look like they have mouths to feed. One guy hoped into a very nice car at the end of the day, to go home.......
Traveling anywhere in Mexico you will be approached to receive a free gift or atleast a discounted activity of your choice...all you have to do is listen to a timeshare presentation.
Timeshares work for some people, but they lock you into a financial burden that many people wish they had avoided.
I met a couple who had been held captive in a 5 hour timeshare presentation. They ended up signing a ($17,000) contract and were told they couldn't get out of it. Their entire vacation had been ruined!
A lot of people get caught up in this trap, but I'll tell you there is a government office who can take care of this situation. The Perfecto can cancel such contracts. It is like a small claims court. You must have a letter with their official stamp. You also will have 5 days to cancel.
Fondest memory: Always, remember nothing is for free! There is always a cost involved. If you want to give up your valuable vacation time and remain debt free you better not play the timeshare presentation game!